Friday, January 17, 2014

More Beaded Lace

For my Time to Stitch entry, click here.

I mentioned in this post that I have been following Gwen Fisher in her beaded lace adventures.

Since I made this necklace, I've wanted to make a second one.  I finally found some time and created a focal using Gwen's Beaded Lace Medallions and Beaded Lace Hearts.

I kept the rest simple and finished the necklace with a Beaded Lace Swag.

I love the end result.

The necklace is soft and feminine in these colors.  An edgier version in red/ black would also be stunning.

As per usual, I finished the piece with a beaded clasp.

I am intrigued by these techniques and have more ideas swirling around in my head.

I am particularly taken with Gwen's latest pattern, Beaded Rick Rack

I can't wait to start on it.

The Beaded Rick Rack is part 7 of Gwen's series.

Parts 1 - 6 are:

Athena's Acanthus bracelet
Beaded Lace Flowers
Beaded Lace Swags
Beaded Lace Medallions
Eucalyptus Leaves bracelet
Beaded Lace Hearts

If you haven't already looked at them, I highly recommend these patterns.  The two bracelet patterns teach you to create a finished piece of jewelry and the others focus on a specific component or technique.

What makes this series unique is that the components can be combined to create different designs and pieces.  Each tutorial shows different arrangements and combinations for inspiration.

They are all available in Gwen's etsy shop.

You can find other patterns from Gwen and Florence Turnour on their website, Bead Infinitum.


  1. This lace pattern is as beautiful with a simple bicone as it is with the daggers from your other post. It is so lovely and feminine with your color choices. Changing up colors really gives the same pattern a totally different look. The edgy version would look really cool! I rarely buy tutorials but this one has so many possibilities, I am thinking about it.

  2. I love the colors you chose for this necklace, they really bring out all the detail. No one can write a pattern like Gwen! I just ordered the Beaded Rick Rack and can't wait to explore along with you.

  3. This is so soft and beautiful! The color combination is perfect for a lace design. I'm going to check out the patterns. They look fascinating.

  4. Hi Tanya,
    Being the feminine girl that I am I love this style and of course this piece is in my favorite colors. I do agree it would be stunning in red and black. This piece is beautiful and I am on my way to check out the tutorials.

  5. That is so romantic and lovely! I am not lacy frilly girl, but this sort of lace I would wear in a heartbeat! Thank you for sharing your talents! Enjoy the day. Erin

  6. Very beautiful, I definitely have to try this!

  7. This is really gorgeous Tanya! LOVE this piece

  8. what a stunning piece! I love it.

  9. These are just stunning. I really love the lace!